Special Education Graduate Program
The comprehensive examination is designed to evaluate the candidate's ability to apply principles, as well as the candidate's skill in demonstrating sound scholastic and composition capabilities. It is therefore, recommended that candidates remain current with the literature both in special education and the field of major interest.
Information on the Comprehensive Exam is provided on the following handout.
Upon completion of the course work listed on the plan of study, students register for comprehensive exams. All work for “incompletes” must be completed and grades posted prior to the exam registration deadline. Students must complete a Comprehensive Exam form at least one month prior to the exam date and turn it into their advisor. Questions should be directed to the candidate's advisor.
The candidate will have ten days to complete the comprehensive exam during the second week of October, March, or June.
All candidates in this department must obtain the permission of their academic advisor prior to applying for and registering for internship. All candidates who are adding an endoresement must complete one (or more) internship as part of their preparation. This experience must be an all-day, 16 week experience in the endorsement area. Admission to an internship is by application only.
Internship Application Deadlines:
Spring - September 15
Fall - February 1
NOTE: If the date falls on the weekend,
applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on the previous Friday.
Please type the appropriate application, print a hard copy, obtain necessary district signatures (inservice only), and turn the form in to Roskens Hall 512 to be routed for signatures. All applications need to be typed with the necessary district signatures prior to turning in to your advisor.
Graduate In-service Internship Application (completing internship in your own classroom)
Graduate Internship Application (need a classroom placement)